Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Why I Absolutely Love The American Family Association (A.F.A.)

I love the AFA because they send me these very important emails urging me to "get this information into the hands of as many people as possible by forwarding it to your [sic] entire e-mail list of family and friends."
"President Obama has given the ok [sic] to destroy human life in the name of scientific research.

Embryonic stem cell research is immoral and ineffective. It is immoral because it destroys human life at its earliest stage of development by harvesting the stem cells for body parts. It is ineffective because it has yet to be used a single time in any therapeutic application.

Researchers must get their funding from taxpayers for embryonic stem cell research because they can't convince private sources to invest. Private investors know there are no proven uses for embryonic stem cells. It's all hype, hope and theory."
The last part in bold, which was my doing, sounds so familiar. What is it that I'm thinking of? Oh, that's right! Religion.

The email further adds:
"But adult stem cell research, on the other hand, is ethically benign and is already being used to treat over 70 diseases and conditions. If taxpayer dollars are going to be spent on stem cell research, that's where it ought to go.

By reversing funding restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, Pres. Obama is making every American taxpayer complicit in immoral, life destroying research. This is a terrible example of political ideology trumping sound science."
"...making every American taxpayer complicit in immoral, life destroying..." Where was this argument when former President Bush decided to invade Iraq? U.S. troop fatalities since March 19, 2003 (through January 29, 2009): 4,228. 1,241 of those were younger than the age of 22. Immoral? Life destroying? Apparently not.

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